My cell is ringing, no ID
I want to know who’s calling
My garden’s overgrown
I go out on my belly’s crawling
I got CCTV, pornography, CNBC
I got the nightly news to get to know the enemy

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it

Take me, save me from myself
I know that you’ve been good to me
Now I need you not to be
Wake me, I fear I can’t be asleep
I’m buying things I cannot afford
I’m on a high diving board
Two drugs keeping me dry
Xanex and wine

I’m going nowhere
Where I am, it is a lot of fun
There in the desert
To dismantle an atomic bomb
I watch you shadow box
Check the stocks, I’m in detox
Want a lot of what you got
What you got can make this stop

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it

Take me, save me from myself
I know that you’ve been good to me
Now I need you not to be
Wake me, I fear I can’t be asleep
Try not to look so bored
You’re buying things you cannot afford
I got your drive, I know you want my
Xanex and wine

Don’t you worry ‘bout your mind
Seems I worry all the time
Don’t you worry, you’ll be fine
You should worry ‘bout the day
That the pain, it goes away
You know, I miss mine sometimes

There is no fiction
That will truly fit this situation
I’m documenting every detail
Every conversation
Not used to talking to somebody in the body
Somebody in a body
It’s somebody in a body
In a body there’s somebody
Somebody in a body
Somebody, somebody, somebody
It’s somebody in a body
Somebody in a body
Somebody in a body there’s somebody


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Xanax and Wine song meanings
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    General CommentThis was an outtake from How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, but was released on the Complete U2 on iTunes.
    euro_m2lon January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI suppose "Fast Cars" is a variant of it, I had not heard it until just now. This one is a bit different, though, and the music is harder and a little faster. I suppose it was an early version of "Fast Cars"
    euro_m2lon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Fast Cars" is another take on this song, which was the original. I believe this song is in the spirit of Zoo TV in which they were very satirical of mass-media and pop culture. It's a take on how some people cope with all the shit in the world right now through addiction to the TV and drugs.
    myinsectlifeon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the 'not as cool' version of fast cars
    still pretty awesome though
    and yes, this is a real song!
    treefingers505on November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI prefer this version over Fast Cars, IMO The Edge is cooler here.
    vittauon December 15, 2009   Link
  • -3
    General CommentLOL. this song isn't "Xanax and Wine"...
    Setubalenseon January 31, 2005   Link
  • -3
    General Commentthis is "Fast Cars"
    Setubalenseon January 31, 2005   Link

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